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Royal Caribbean - Cruise with Confidence

07.27.21 to 04.30.22
Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Concerned about traveling? Looking for flexibility in your plans?

Whether you’re already booked on a cruise, or are thinking about it, Royal Caribbean wants you to Cruise with Confidence. That’s why they will let you cancel any cruise that sets sail from now through April 30th, 2022. Whether it’s a booking you already have or one you make right now through October 31st, 2021, you’re covered. As long as you cancel at least 48 hours before your sail date, you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit. The credit is valid to book by April 30th, 2022 and sail by September 30th, 2022.

As of May 6th, 2020 they have also added the new "Best Price Guarantee" option outlined below.
  • Best Price Guarantee -Spot a better price on your booked cruise? The Best Price Guarantee lets you take advantage of a better price up to 48 hours before your sail date — just give your AAA Travel Agent a call. You’ll receive the difference as a non-refundable onboard credit inside final payment or rate adjustment outside final payment.
What you need to know:
  • As long as you cancel at least 48 hours before your sail date, you’ll receive a Future Cruise Credit.
  • The Cruise with Confidence program covers bookings that are booked on or before October 31st, 2021, that set sail on or before April 30th, 2022.
  • Future Cruise Credits are valid to book by April 30th, 2022 and sail by September 30th, 2022.
  • You may owe any difference in cruise fare if your new booking exceeds the Future Cruise Credit’s value.
  • Some restrictions may apply.
  • If you opt into the Cruise with Confidence 100% Future Cruise Credit, you do not qualify for any Future Cruise Credit offers or refunds related to our Global Suspension of sailings.

For details and reservations, visit your local AAA Store, contact your AAA Travel Agent, or call 888-222-7447.

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Royal Caribbean International’s (“RCI”) “Cruise with Confidence” program provides individual guests and guests in non-contracted groups who booked a cruise on or before October 31, 2021, on sailings departing by April 30, 2022 with the option to either: (i) cancel their cruise reservation up to 48 hours prior to the vacation start date and elect to receive a Future Cruise Credit under the Cruise with Confidence program (a “CWC FCC”) equal to the amount of the cruise fare the guest paid to RCI for their cruise, or (ii) opt in for our Cruise with Confidence “best price guarantee” on their current sailing up to 48 hours prior to the vacation start date. If the guest cancels an eligible booking before the 48-hour cut-off and elects to receive a CWC FCC:

(a) before the final payment due date of the booking (the“Final Payment due date”), if the guest paid a non-refundable deposit (“NRD”) to RCI on the booking, the guest will receive an FCC equal to the amount of the NRD paid. RCI will refund any other payments it received toward the guest’s cruise fare.
(b) after the Final Payment due date, the guest will receive a CWC FCC equal to 100% of the cruise fare paid to RCI.

“Vacation start date” means the date of the earlier of: (i) the scheduled embarkation of the cruise; or (ii) any pre-cruise hotel stay or Cruisetour package associated with the cruise and booked through RCI.

“Cruise with Confidence” is a voluntary program designed to provide guests with different options and additional flexibility when booking a cruise. If a guest does not opt-in to receive a CWC FCC, the cancellation policy tied to the guest’s reservation at booking will continue to apply. However, if a guest opts-in to receive a CWC FCC at a time when the booking is subject to cancellation charges that would otherwise have been less than 100% of total cruise fare, by opting in to receive a CWC FCC, the guest agrees to become immediately subject to cancellation charges equal to 100% of the cruise fare paid to RCI. By requesting a CWC FCC, the guest has cancelled his or her reservation and waives any right to receive any refund of the cruise fare paid, even if the sailing is later canceled (note: depending on when the guest cancelled, an exception may apply for cancelled cruises originally scheduled to embark after October 31, 2020). If a guest elects to receive a CWC FCC, or otherwise cancels his or her reservation, cancellation charges incurred by the guest on the reservation will not be waived or refunded for any reason, except as otherwise provided herein or required by applicable law.

The Future Cruise Credit offered under the “Cruise with Confidence” program is available only to bookings for named guests for which cruise fare deposits have been paid. The CWC FCC is non-transferrable, non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. The CWC FCC’s value may be applied on or before April 30, 2022 only toward the cruise fare due on a new booking or to satisfy the remaining cruise fare balance due for an existing booking, on RCI, for a sailing scheduled to depart on or before September 30, 2022. If not used on or before April 30, 2022, the CWC FCC will automatically expire and have no value. The CWC FCCs cannot be used to obtain a refund. All bookings are subject to availability at the time of the request. Restrictions may apply on stateroom category and applicable pricing and promotions. Guest will remain responsible for paying the applicable deposit amounts, the difference in the cruise fare on the booking if it exceeds the value of the CWC FCC, taxes/fees, port expenses and gratuities (if applicable) for the booking.

If the CWC “best price guarantee” results in a decrease in the guest’s cruise fare after the Final Payment due date, then the difference will be provided to guests in the form of a non-refundable onboard credit for use on the guest’s cruise. If the CWC “best price guarantee” results in a decrease in the guest’s cruise fare before the Final Payment due date, the difference will be provided in a rate adjustment. The CWC “best price guarantee” does not apply, and any rate adjustment or onboard credit will be adjusted accordingly or forfeited, if the guest: (i) changes the ship or sail date; (ii) does not qualify for the promotional fare; or (iii) books at a reduced single supplement rate and later converts to double occupancy by adding a second guest. If the guest booked under a combined cruise with promotional air offer, the CWC best price guarantee applies only to other combined cruise with promotional air offers made by RCI.

RCI’s “Cruise with Confidence” program is not available to bookings made after July 31, 2021. Program is not available to guests booked on chartered sailings or in contracted groups and CWC FCCs may not be used on the same. These program terms do not apply to RCI bookings made by residents of mainland China. Residents of mainland China who booked with RCI should refer to the Cruise with Confidence program terms posted on https://www.rcclchina.com.cn. RCI reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions at any time without prior notice or liability. Offer can be withdrawn or modified at any time without notice.

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